Sheppard Bone-Dry Act

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Sheppard Bone-Dry Act
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Long title An Act to prevent the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
Nicknames District of Columbia Prohibition Act
Enacted by the 64th United States Congress
Effective March 3, 1917
Citations
Public law 64-383
Statutes at Large 39 Stat. 1123
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S. 1082 by Morris Sheppard (D-TX) on February 11, 1916
  • Passed the Senate on January 9, 1917 (59-34)
  • Passed the House on February 28, 1917 (276-143)
  • Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on March 3, 1917

The Sheppard Bone-Dry Act, sponsored by Sen. Morris Sheppard (D) of Texas, was passed by the US Congress in 1917. It imposed a ban on alcoholic beverages in the District of Columbia.